LONG BEACH, CA—I went on the Fresh Summit Retail Tour this year, and sure the stores were nice, but they were missing one of my favorites. It’s one of America’s favorites, too.
ANAHEIM, CA—From samples to games to merch, this year’s Fresh Summit took cues from consumer trade shows and conferences, but did it maintain the meaningful business atmosphere?
FULLERTON, CA—Organizers for the Fresh Summit Retail Tour brought three distinct formats to participants. In Bristol Farms we saw high end. At Grocery Outlet we saw deep discount and with Albertsons we split the difference.
I’ve seen a lot of Bristol Farms stores in my day, and I’m never disappointed.
I kind of feel like I was being pranked at this store, that they somehow knew I was luring in Albany this day, because this store looked AMAZING. It's like the merchandisers came through and re-faced everything before I walked in.
I talked with Cindy Jewell of California Giant Berry Farms about the upcoming event, and she told me they’ve already surpassed last year’s $147,000 fundraising total.
Are you Team Pumpkin Spice or Team Apple Pie Spice? Fall brings some of the most anticipated flavors of the year, but how can we bring that excitement from the coffee shop to the produce department?
It’s that time of year again. It’s time for me to get up on my soapbox and remind you that people have died from eating candied apples stored at room temperature.
Here I thought Jungle Jim's International Market in Cincinnati was bonkers (and I mean that in the best way possible). Stew Leonard's has singing bananas. And singing avocados. And singing cows.
NASHVILLE—What if Amazon Go actually had a full convenience store, with food that people wanted to buy?